Lot 118 - 1982 Honda CX500 Turbo

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Auction The Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show February 2016
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Lot Number 118
Reg. Number Italian Registered
Chassis Number 2001515
Year 1982
Make Honda
Model CX500 Turbo

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The world’s first proper turbocharged production bike, the CX500 Turbo, was launched in 1982. Based on the relatively unglamorous middleweight CX500, with its transverse 8-valve, pushrod 80° v-twin motor, the intention was to produce a mid-sized engine with big-bore power. Furthermore, the CX was liquid-cooled and, equally importantly, it was the first of Honda’s V-configuration road bike engines – a path that the firm still follows decades later.

The CX500 Turbo here has about 20,000kms (12,500m) on the clock and it’s in remarkably well preserved, unrestored original condition.

A fine example of the very best in period Japanese engineering ingenuity.


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